12 Cubs 2014 Spring Training Story-Lines
with Brett from Bleacher Nation – Podcast Episode 6.01


Welcome to the first episode of the sixth season of the Ivy Envy Podcast. Andy, Corey and Kurt preview the Cubs 2014 Spring Training by inviting on Brett from Bleacher Nation. We look at the top twelve story-lines that interest them with the Cubs 2014 Spring Training.

You can find Brett at:
@BleacherNation on Twitter
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1. Mike Olt’s performance at the plate.
2. Resolving the glut of arms for the bullpen.
3. Jake Arrieta’s shoulder.

1. The last hurrah of Brett Jackson and Josh Vitters?
2. How will the outfield lineup pan out?
3. Edwin Jackson.

1. Fan reaction to Cubs Park vs. Hohokam/Fitch.
2. Will Rizzo and Castro bounce back from disappointing 2013 numbers?
3. Will Samardzija trade buzz quiet or intensify during spring?

1. Javier Baez.
2. 2nd Base situation.
3. Ability to stay healthy.

After the break, we read some Internet Muscle Flexes and pick a winner for this week’s Photo Caption Contest:

Ryno Rhino

We’d like to hear what Cubs 2014 Spring Training story-line you will be watching closely. Leave a comment.

Corey Fineran

Corey Fineran

Founder and Lead Host at Ivy Envy
A Cubs fan since 1985, Corey has seen (few) highs and (many) lows from the Boys in Blue.When he is not talking about the Cubs on The Ivy Envy Podcast, Corey helps high school students with disabilities become successful in the world of work…or he’s taking care of the chickens.
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